Taioha’e is the main town on the idyllic French Polynesian Island of Nuku Hiva. It is home to half of the island’s roughly 2,700 hundred residents. Bustling Taioha’e is located on a partially collapsed former volcanic crater that has formed a gorgeous bay. Artisan markets offer hand-carved bowls, beads and statues made of sandalwood, rosewood and volcanic rock. The small stone open-air Notre Dame Cathedral boasts beautifully kept grounds. Nearby Vaipo Waterfall is the highest waterfall in French Polynesia.